Feb 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
secretary nominee chuck hagel's explosive and contentious senate hearing. what are the chances that he'll get confirmed. >>> the dow closing above 14,000 for the very first time in years. will it continue? that's the big question. >>> but up first some brand new developments this out of alabama. that's where a 5-year-old boy remains hostage in an underground bunker. at this hour authorities sent a special message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any physical harm has come to the 5-year-old hostage. listen. >> mr. dykes, through our communications we'
Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
during the hearings of hillary clinton and even chuck hagel. >> heather: so not iminformed responses. i'll toss this question to you. they did indict the department of state, this is a quote, with shocking irresponsibility to protect american personnel at benghazi. the fact is the intelligence community and the department of state, they were sharing reports mostly provided by the c.i.a. for months that were outlining the growing threat in benghazi and, indeed, it was focused on western influence particularly the u.s. those requests early on for additional security prior to the attack went unanswered. you are satisfied with that response from panetta? >> yeah, i think what is being lost is the fact there has been an accountability review of all of this. they have laid out a number of recommendations. thef been agreed to by hillary clinton, by the president, by a number of people. we're not really at this point getting a lot new information. what is being lost in the context lindsay graham's request to have another hearing with will have papa. it's supposed -- leon panetta. there is a lot
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
senator from nebraska says he will support chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary, saying that he earned the endorsement after testifying on the hill last week. he is the second republican to publicly back hagel. democrats have largely supported president obama's pick to follow outcomegoing secretary leon panetta. the new poll shows the federal government is not popular with the american public. a majority of americans thinks it threatens their personal rights and freedom. let's talk about it. david mercer and former rnc spokesperson is here for a fair and balanced debate about why everybody's so cranky. good to see you both. >> good tesee you. >> so now, we believe it's the first time in the history of the poll who have a majority of american who is say they are not happy with the federal government. >> in the poll, if you look deep into it, it says outright that conservative republicans who in 2010 had a 62%... feeling of being threatened by the government, now it's up to 76%. so i think that's largely driving this new number that we are seeing in the poll, which is to say, what
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. chuck hagel's confirmation vote denayed . they join us sharing the view on hagel and the confirmation hearings and what it means for the gop. >> how are you doing, uma. >> good to sigh you. i think chuck hagel is a good man and patriot and controversial figure and in the hearingings, he didn't perform that well. but the republicans didn't perform well at all . asked 178 questions about israel and ignoired the rest of the world . so i don't think the republican party came out well but the fact that they didn't vote on him in commit eye is problematic. >> you think political theater? >> i do think that is there. clearly a number of the republicans wanted to show they are pro israel and hagel was not and they wanted to force him to take back statements he had made. they haven't over the end of the cold war and moved on to a new era which president obama has. his idea basically of staying out of new wars in iran and basically closing down the war in iraq and getting out of stanford and not going into syria. i think that is it pretty much comports with what the american people want. they h
Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
company to fell victim to a siesh attack. >> new questions about secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel's performance during his confirmation hearing. the white house says hagel did a fine job in the face of gracive questioning but critics say the nebraska senator came off as ill prepared unable to deflect criticism about his record. look at this heated exchange between hagel and john mccain. >> will you answer the question. will you correct or inkofshth when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since svietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my service di-- >> are you going to answer the question? the question is were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show he refused to answer the question. >> he is the former chair of al gore's president committee in michigan. campaign consultant and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. thank you for joining us. >> il
Feb 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
nominee for defense secretary, chuck hagel after he sometimes halting, sometimes uninformed testimony at his confirmation hearing, testimony that confirmed republicans doubts. >> i am deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental threats to our country that he didn't know that our policy was not containment. that was shocking. >> reporter: also facing scrutiny, c.i.a. director john brennan who performed well in the confirmation hearings but some senators want to hold his nomination up until they get more information on the benghazi cover-up. >> it is absolutely central the documents be supplied before the confirmation moves forward. >> reporter: treasury-secretary, jack lew is facing new potential troubles in advance of his confirmation hearings. financial forms reveals that he held up $100,000 in a offshore hedge fund in the cayman islands. they have been repeatedly criticized by president obama. there is also some indications th
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
headlines. contentous hearingings over chuck hagel's nomination for secretary. we'll listen to that right now. >>ip am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show you refuse tod answer the qui. now please go ahead. >> there is john mccain among the senators who were grilling hagel about his views on issues ranging from iran to israel. were you surprised by the way hagel conducted himself? in they felt he should have been more prepared? >> i astonished really. i know he's more skill would than that. you would have thought with all . publicity he would have had good scripted answers and looked down and responded that way and clearly the sturge was a success. he could have said i like many others didn't think it was and take his medicine and go on. his answers were ill conceived and convuulated it gives a lack of confidence in a rather talented person. the republicans may have to go to a 60 vote and will that would mean a filibuster and this is it probably the poorest performance of any person that we have had in history that i have seen. >> we expect that vote to take p
Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threats to our country that he didn't know that our policy was not containment? i moon, that was shocking. >> c.i.a. director nominee john brennan performed better in his confirmation hearing. yet faces criticism for holding the bush and obama administrations to two different ethical standards in the war on terror. the republicans are determined to hold up his nomination for another reason. >> it is absolutely essential that the documents this committee has requested on benghazi be supplied before the confirmation moves forward.